This is not guacamole

Mango Avocado Salsa Ingredients

Though this may look like guacamole, technically it is a salsa, but you could easily use it as an alternative to guac. After a ‘guacamole pedant’ the other week decried the addition of blue cheese to my Roq-n-roll-a-mole, I won’t make the same mistake again, for fear of angering the mob.  I make this mango …

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Chicken Salad with Mango, Mint and Cilantro Dressing

Mango, Mint and Cilantro Dressing

Mango, mint and cilantro (fresh coriander) dressing is now my new favourite salad dressing for this summer. It may not look like it at first glance, but it is basically a vinaigrette, which mango, mint, cilantro and curry powder as the additions. As it has such complex flavours, the salad leaves should be something like …

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The Nutty, Yet Irritating Family (Cashews, Pistachios and Mangoes)


At a young age I discovered that I am allergic to Pistachios. As a young adult training to be a Peace Corps Volunteer, I discovered that I am very allergic to Mangoes. What is the connection? They are both plants in the Plant Family: Anacardiaceae. Interestingly enough so is the Cashew, yet I very rarely …

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